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The horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was a wake-up call for our nation, and underscored a growing epidemic of gun violence that threatens every American. In New York City, we initiated the process of divesting our public pension fund holdings in companies that manufacture military-grade assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for sale on the civilian market.  

The days of quietly condoning business as usual are over. Investors have a choice to make -- profit off an industry that puts military-grade weapons on our streets, or become a force for change? Join our call for action today by pledging to divest your gun investments and urge institutional investors to do the same.

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   TAKE THE PLEDGE

  • If you have investments, click here to take the pledge not to invest in companies that sell military grade weapons and high-capacity ammunition on the civilian market.
     

   URGE WALL STREET TO CHANGE

  • We're looking to generate 50,000 phone calls to the hedge funds with the largest gun holdings. It only takes a couple minutes to make a difference.  We'll walk you through who to call and what to say. Click here to get started.
     
  • Use our sample letter to contact the institutional investors on our lists (hedge funds & money managers) and encourage them to join Wall Street for Change by divesting from companies that sell military grade weapons and high-capacity ammunition on the civilian market

The undersigned certifies that he/she ― and/or the company that he/she represents (if indicated below) ― does not currently, and is not planning to, hold shares in any company that manufactures military-grade assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines for sale on the civilian market.  

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